Shaking my head in amazement!
Wow! It amazes me how emotions can color one’s thinking. Unfortunately, much of it at an unconscious level. I really can relate to the energy behind many of the statements voiced here but hard earned patience has played a role in an improved ability to at least try and view contentious subjects with more objectivity.
First of all, my “bag” personally is player development and working to get the most value out of the team’s assets. Here’s the big caveat I’m hung up on with Tebow, and I am a HUGE fan of Tebow, he was hurt perhaps more than any QB in the league by the CBA mess by missing developmental time. There is no question in this writers mind that Tebow is really, really working at various aspects of being more of a pocket QB but he is definitely out of his comfort zone at this point. What I would love to see is the coaching staff using the first half of the season to bring him up to speed. If by then Orton has clearly demonstrated an inability to play to higher standard it would tickle the hell out of me for Tebow to get his chance. What I don’t want is a sense of forcing him before he is ready, which risks damaging his confidence, although that would be hard to envision with a man of his character.
One of the issues being bandied about is what a poor job Elway, Fox, and Mc are doing. Again, patience, they did a hell of a job in the draft this year. FA is still very much alive after the 2nd week of the season, something I’m not clear on but there is supposed to be some quality people after this week’s game. My hope is we pick up one or two D and O linemen of quality and maybe a CB of some value in this process. The bottom line is: I DO NOT CARE who is right about Tebow/Orton or any other fan conflict about who one of us thinks should be playing, traded, or cut. What I care about is this TEAM. I care that they build a foundation. Foundations take time and patience. Personally, I believe the managerial pieces are place to do so for the first time in 10 + years. People! Let’s think in terms of what is in the best interests of the team and NOT on which one of us ends up being right. Insisting on being “right” has ruined a lot of good and valuable relationships.
That’s my little RANT!